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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Karl Eckart
Nuremberg (1889), Nuremberg GER
French Defense: Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05)  ·  1-0



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Aug-02-03  Kenkaku: The debut of the French Tarrasch. Black tries to activite his constricted pieces while Tarrasch aims all his forces at black's kingside. After 11...f5 in a desperate attempt to activate the knight, black is finished.
Dec-28-05  syracrophy: There's no defense against the crushing: 18.Qh8++ and 18.Nxe7++
Jan-21-06  DeepBlade: In this game the 2 Knights gallop into the base of the castled King!
Feb-27-07  schnarre: A very inpressive debut of the French Tarrasch! The variation at its finest too!
Jun-23-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 13...g6 is a move of a desperate man.
Apr-16-14  TomHaegin: This is one of the games in Chernev's book "Logical Chess Move by Move".
Apr-16-14  RookFile: Maybe black should not have castled so quickly.
Mar-05-17  ColeTrane: ....think about the future....
Mar-09-19  ACMEKINGKRUSHER: Howdy,
Looks to me to be a case of "QUEEN ASSAULT" on a 0-0 KING! That and BOTH a BISHOP SACRIFICE and AN En-Passant Capture in THE SAME GAME! All in 17 Moves! WOW That's "Jam Packed"

p.s. Quite Nice to see the En-Passant Capture here! You don't see it often. When you do, it's hardly commented on if at all. Youngsters sometimes have some Difficulty with this concept. Perhaps even some Adults too!

Sep-28-22  Amarande: <Autoreparaturwerkbau> By move 13, Black is already busted.

The threat is 14 Bxh7+ Kh8 (naturally, if Nxh7, then 15 Qxh7 mate) 15 Ng6 mate.

Naturally, 13 ... h6 does nothing against this, nor does 13 ... Re8 (as Ng6 will do the honors just as well against the King at f8 instead of h8).

If 13 ... Rf7, then 14 Bxh7+ Kf8 (Nxh7 15 Qxh7+ and 16 Qh8 mate) 15 Ng6+ Ke8 16 Nxf7 Kxf7 17 Ne5+ Kf8 18 Qg6, and Black is lost.

The real lemon is 11 ... f5? - did Black just forget en passant existed? All it does is help White clear some more lines and force Black to play ... g6 two moves later when it's no longer sturdy enough. 11 ... g6 was the lesser evil, after which Black's King will still be exposed to attack and White's advantage is definite, but there is no immediate debacle.

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